Feb. 17, 2012
PITTSBURGH, Pa. - The Georgetown men's and women's teams turned in strong performances, setting several school records during the second day of the BIG EAST Championships at Trees Pool on campus of University of Pittsburgh on Thursday. Paul Quincy and Lauren Opatrny both made it back for the evening finals, breaking their own school records and earning points for the Hoyas.
Quincy, who swam a 4:30.96 in the morning preliminary, came back on Thursday evening to set a school record with a 4:29.83 to earn two points for GU.
Lauren Opatrny also set a Georgetown record in the women's 200 yard individual medley. Opatrny qualified for the B finals in the morning session, finishing in 2:04.30 before coming back in the evening to finish in 2:03.79 for 14th overall, earning two more points for Georgetown.
In the 200 yard freestyle relay, the Georgetown men, including Brad Crist, Will Lawler, Christian Kilgore and Matthew Mandel turned in an impressive fifth place finish with a time of 1:22.79, scoring 28 points for the Blue & Gray. On the women's side, Amy Ballanfant, Alanna Hulburd, Casey Bandman and Opatrny earned 18 points for the Hoyas, finishing ninth in a time of 1:36.86.
The Hoyas set three school records during the preliminaries, as Christian Kilgore broke the Hoyas school record in the 200 yard IM finishing in 1:52.16. Amy Ballanfant also broke her own record in the 50 freestyle, finishing in 23.97. In the men's 50 freestyle Matthew Mandel set a program record finishing in 20.69 during the preliminaries.
The Hoyas resume action on Friday morning beginning at 10 a.m. from Trees Pool on campus of University of Pittsburgh.